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Sep 13, 2012 10:00am PDT
.s. diplomatic outposts are on alert as anti-american protests continue from egypt, libya, now to yemen. nbc chief foreign correspondent live in cairo watching developments. you're joining us by phone. talk about what happens happening in cairo and the fact that mohamed morsi belatedly seemed to have spoken against the protests but he seems to be walking a tightrope. >> reporter: belatedly and half heartedly, you could say, he condemned the violence in libya but did it with a caveat saying, yes, but we also oppose any insulting of religion and we think that this is something that should be denounced and that action should be taken against it. he was trying to talk to president obama and trying to assuage some of the fears but also address his own people and give the protests on the street a degree of credibility. his party is calling for more demonstrations tomorrow. when you look at kind of criticism and the reactions from the government of the arab world, the one in yemen was, by far, the -- excuse me libya, by far the strongest, that was immediate and heartfelt condemnation. then in yemen
Sep 12, 2012 10:00am PDT
to deal with. especially in libya. this was a well-armed, well-coordinated event. it had both indirect and direct fire, and it had military maneuvers that were all part of this very organized attack. that's concerning. and that means we are going to have to make sure, working with the libyans hopefully, that these folks are brought to justice very swiftly. we cannot allow this to stand for the united states. egypt -- and i caution some in egypt, even the ambassador talked about this film being the impetus for this. i'm not convinced yet. we saw with the cartoons in the past that months went by and then there were information operations put together around those cartoons to incite violence. we have a lot more questions about what exactly happened in egypt if, in fact, that there wasn't some information operation to incite violence against the united states embassy. and i think we -- before we draw any conclusions about what the spark or the trigger of that event, i think we need to know those answers so we can appropriately ask the egyptians what happened and why they didn't secure the
Sep 28, 2012 10:00am PDT
was a terrific ambassador representing our country. he cared about libya. he was committed to libya. and what are the republicans doing? all they can do is see the politics in this. they can't see how are we going to make sure that libya continues down the road to democracy and that those 30,000 libyans who stormed the militia headquarters and stole the weapons, are backed up over the next days in efforts that will help them make libya the libya we all want it to be. that's the question here. but all the republicans can do or see is politics. >> speaking of -- >> all they can see is exploiting it. >> i know you don't have much more time. i don't want to interrupt you. but speaking of politics, mitt romney has accused the president of throwing israel under the bus. now we've seen a very different timeline from israel and the united states from netanyahu. netanyahu says within months iran will have gone beyond the point of no return. american intelligence believes there's more time. where do we stand now with israel and is mitt romney -- >> we stand -- >> that the president has thrown israel un
Sep 18, 2012 10:00am PDT
libya and tunisia and egypt, relatively moderate governments, are under attack by much more extremist forces. the film is a pretext for those attacks. the united states, obviously, in their political spectrum attacks on the united states, they say are necessarily. of course we as americans can never justify terrorism. and i think it's important to remember what hillary clinton said last week, that terrorism can never be justified for any reason. so we've got to start, i think, arguing back in these arab countries that there is no reason whatsoever for these attacks and they should stoch and we've got to take security measures to protect our people. >> one of the things that has become a big issue is security. what about the security in benghazi? we know there were no marines in tripoli and certainly not in benghazi and questions were raised, here is victoria nuland former ambassador to nato and your former spokesman at the state department, she's had two of your jobs, i believe, in passing. this is her comment yesterday about embassy security. >> i think what we saw last week was that
Sep 17, 2012 10:00am PDT
.s. consulate in libya, we've got both covered for you with two live reports from the regions. we begin first with nbc's atia abawi joining me live from kabul. atia, we've had insighter attacks, we have -- insider attacks, u.s. forces, nato attacks against civilians, but most notably perhaps we've had that attack, the taliban claiming responsibility for the attack on a key u.s. base, u.s. joint nato base on friday. >> that's right, andrea. it's ban violent weekend here in afghanistan and it started friday night in the overnight hours when the taliban breached the perimeter of that nato base you're talking about. one of the largest nato bases the afghanistan i should say. when i've been there, i thought it would be possible to breach but -- impossible to breach, but 15 made their way in, killed two u.s. marines in their attack and destroyed u.s. marine harrier jets on the runway there, causing millions, hundreds of millions of dollars of damage and then this weekend we saw more of these insider attacks we've been talking about all year. two british soldiers were killed and four americans were
Sep 14, 2012 10:00am PDT
quickly, as these events were still unfolding before we knew the full story in libya, i think raises kind of gut -- questions of presidential judgment and tenor as opposed to the policy itself. >> of course, congress came back during this period and senator kerry was on the floor yesterday dressing down rand paul and others who suggest we should immediately be cutting off foreign aid to these hot spots. let's play a little bit of senator kerry. us. >> cut off the aid? you send a message of -- you know, you don't do exactly what we say, exactly when we say, exactly the way we want, we're not going to give you the pittance we give them. we give less than 1% of the entire budget of the united states of america, less than 1% goes into all of our foreign operations. all of our embassies, our security, our aid, 1%. >> senator kerry along with susan rice, two contenders if president obama were re-elected to become secretary of state. >> and you know, kerry gave just a great speech, a great political liner at the democratic convention if only that kind of speech and appearance when running for pr
Sep 21, 2012 10:00am PDT
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Sep 20, 2012 10:00am PDT
kapart joins me now. a lot of news on libya in the last hour. on air force one gaggling with white house, white house press secretary for jay carney for the first time called the benghazi attack a terrorist attack. secretary of state hillary clinton, i want to play sound from her today, what she had to say about the after-action report on benghazi and libya. let's play that and talk about it. >> i am launching an accountability review board that will be chaired by ambassador thomas pickering. >> just by way of context, thomas pickering, a former u.n. ambassador, former russia ambassador as well. jonathan, this in some ways is what's next here in libya, turned into a political football last week. there's clearly foreign policy implications in how we manage ourselves in this tumultuous time going on here. >> in these tumultuous times in these countries where in the arab spring they rose up and revolted. clearly it's been determined by the obama administration, very important to get to the bottom of what really happened in benghazi. as we know, three americans were killed including ambassad
Sep 19, 2012 10:00am PDT
groups that are prevalent in eastern libya, particularly in the benghazi area, as well, we are looking at indications that individuals involved in the attack may have had connections to al qaeda or al qaeda's affiliates, in particular al qaeda and islamic mugrab. >> this is very, very ply cated and there's going to be a lot of finger pointing. what about security at our embassies? >> well, first of all, i think much of the american public has been acclimated to the notion you have these revolutions, they're usually named after a color and then within a couple of days you have a new government in there and life seems to go on. but in a number of these countries, i think libya in particular is one of them, it's going to take a long time before you put some governmental structures in there, institutions, and frankly security forces that you can rely on. u.s. marines are not the purpose of having u.s. marines at u.s. embassies is not to protect the perimeter. that's the responsibility of the host government. when the host government cannot do it as was in the case of iraq we brought in eno
Sep 24, 2012 10:00am PDT
said on "60 minutes" with scott pelley describing what happened with the protests in libya as a bump in the road. >> right. >> mitt romney had a conversation with peter alexander on the road today and this was his pushback about it. >> the president characterized as bumps in the road, the developments in the middle east. we've just had an ambassador assassinated. egypt has elected a muslim brotherhood person as president. iran is on the cusp of having a nuclear capability. we have tumult in syria and pakistan. i don't consider these bumps in the road. i think this is a time for american leadership. >> and jay carney at the white house now responding to that. >> this morning about the line bump in the road is not that it's minimizing the arab spring but it's minimizing the death of -- and violent death of the u.s. ambassador, three others, and -- what -- when he said bump in the road, did he mean not to draw a parallel or not to define that event in benghazi? >> i appreciate the question, ann, because that assertion is both desperate and offensively. >> -- offensive. >> this, of cours
Sep 25, 2012 10:00am PDT
people say that there's enough to criticize in what happened in libya, for instance. the initial response and the fact that the video was blamed when clearly there were other issues according to the senate committees that have taken testimony. why didn't mitt romney at that moment when we did not know where our ambassador was, did not know who had died, why didn't he at that moment say when america is in trouble and we have an unknown situation, let's just take a deep breath, we only have one president, there will be plenty of time to speak to this. because he has since made some arguments that, you know, many people on both sides say have made some reasonable points, but he really is taking a beating because of that initial leap into action. >> sure. i think the reaction to his reaction, was disproportionate. at the end of the day he criticized a statement that came out of the administration, that the white house ultimately distanced themselves from. the idea that he's at fault for criticized -- >> dan, it came out of a press officer in an embassy under stress. >> sure. >> trying to prev
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